Health Insurance Exchanges open today in Maine

Health Insurance Exchanges open today in Maine

Today, the Health Insurance Exchanges begin operations in Maine. If you need to sign-up for health insurance under the Exchange, please visit www.enroll207.com for more information, or call 1-800-965-7476. There will be financial assistance available to many Mainers through the Affordable Care Act. Also I will be organizing a forum for later in the month where folks can come and learn more and get all of their health care questions answered.

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A Case for Year Round Schooling

A Case for Year Round Schooling

I am an advocate for lengthening the school year. One model that I’m particularly interested in is the Year Round School Calendar (YRS). My intern, Helen White, prepared this fantastic crash course intro to YRS and I wanted to share it with all of you. Let me know what you think! The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, in Fairfield, is now using a YRS. Could this calendar be a possibility for Maine to help our students excel? 

A Case for Year Round Schooling

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Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

This is not a statement of my opinion on the matter, instead it is meant to be a neutral explanation of the bill before our committee. I am aiming to receive commentary and opinions from anyone who is interested. The personal testimony I get really helps me shape my legislative decisions. This bill deals with a highly important issue and will require thorough and careful discussion.

When and Where?

2:00pm Wednesday February 20, 2013

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is LD 243?

LD 243, “Resolved, To Direct the …

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Article about the race in The Forecaster

Article about the race in The Forecaster

Today the Forecaster published a piece profiling the three-way race here in District 66:

Three-way race in Brunswick for House District 66 seat

The Forecaster, September 27, 2012

BRUNSWICK — A former corporate lawyer and business owner, a retired science teacher, and an artist and nonprofit business consultant are the three candidates vying for the state House District 66 seat.

The seat is being vacated by Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, D-Brunswick,who agreed to not seek re-election in late June.

Fred Horch, 42, is a Green Independent and the only …

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Mattie Daughtry Qualifies as Clean Election Candidate

BRUNSWICK, ME – Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry has been certified for public campaign financing through the Maine Clean Election Act, according to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices. Daughtry was the first candidate running for the Maine State Legislature in District 66 to submit the appropriate signatures and $5 contributions.

“Being a Clean Elections candidate means I can spend my time meeting with the people of Brunswick, not out raising money,” said Daughtry. “I want to learn as much as I can about their concerns …

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Help me qualify for Clean Elections!

Help me qualify for Clean Elections!

You—not lobbyists, special interest groups or Super PACs—will shape my policies. That is why I am running as a Clean Elections candidate.

Clean Elections helps keep outside interests from influencing local candidates. But in order to qualify I need to collect sixty $5 contributions from members of District 66 who are registered to vote.

Please help me qualify by making your contribution online. It can be done with a credit card and takes only a few minutes.

To Contribute:

1) Go to cleanelections.me

2) …

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First things first

First things first

First things first, my full name is Matthea Daughtry but my nickname is Mattie. I am running for the Legislature in District 66 because I care about Brunswick and this incredible State that we all call home. I have deep roots in Brunswick and strong ties to this community. I was born here, raised here, schooled here, and returned from college to continue my life here. I grew up watching people around me give their time and energy to this town. It is now my …

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